Re: @FormerKowloonTonger Lest We Forget.
"Wolesale indiscriminate collection of data on the citizens of a country by those who govern is completely different."
So is a world where a single man can potentially ruin civilisation if you're not careful. That's the thing about eternal vigilance. One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. One determined nihilist with time, and resources can unleash pure hell (and with technology progressing as it is, one cannot discount the possibility of something like a rampant viral plague like avian flu). Know any other way to combat a lone-wolf existential threat?